* Hypersonic missiles--which are highly maneuverable and can travel at speeds of Mach 5 or faster--are a top priority for the Pentagon. In our next issue, National Defense examines how the services are pursuing these types of systems.
* The Defense Department has identified Russia and China as great power competitors. Both nations are developing hypersonic weapons that could pose a threat to U.S. military assets and the homeland.
* The Army is asking for industry's help as it seeks new unmanned platforms to extend the force's range and lethality on the battlefield. The service is eyeing a number of remotely-operated vehicles and weapon systems.
* The Department of the...